The Urban Scholarship Fund is for Texas residents who are also U.S. citizens or permanent residents, graduating high school seniors, new and/or returning college students attending any accredited non-profit public or independent two- or four-year college/university or technical school. Annual awards are $700 for community college, junior college, and technical college; $1,000 for public four-year college/university; and $2,000 for independent (private) four-year college or university. Funds are disbursed half each semester. Applicants must also demonstrate financial need and have graduated from a high school in the following metropolitan cities: Abilene, Amarillo, Arlington, Austin, Beaumont, Brownsville, Carrollton, Corpus Christi, Dallas, Denton, El Paso, Fort Worth, Frisco, Garland, Grand Prairie, Houston, Irving, Killeen, Laredo, Lubbock, McAllen, McKinney, Mesquite, Midland, Pasadena, Plano, San Antonio, Waco and Wichita Falls. To apply, applicants must complete the FAFSA after March 1st of the year the award is offered. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.